“Phantom Thread” Synopsis Offers New Details

There remains three major films before the end of the year that no-one has seen anything from as yet and could also be potential major awards players – Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World,” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread”.

Of the three, the latter is the most secretive with not a single photo, trailer or detail beyond only the most very basic casting and one-line synopsis. Focus Features is reportedly set to drop the film’s first trailer within the next week or so, and today have unveiled a new official synopsis which finally offers some insight into the story:

“Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.

Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.”

The first trailer runs two minutes and sixteen seconds and should give us our first look at what is rumored to be the final performance of Daniel Day-Lewis who was so inspired by his research into the film that he’s set to pursue a career in dressmaking. “Phantom Thread” will have a limited release on December 25th before expanding in January.

Source: Screen Rant